Russell Westbrook can take some strange shots. However, on Monday night in the game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs, Westbrook took the craziest shot of all. With 18 seconds remaining on the shot clock, Westbrook shot it from halfcourt.
I’m not exactly sure what he was thinking. Gary Neal was closing out on him but since when do players attempt to draw fouls by shooting from halfcourt? Even if there was contact, the refs would be too confused to blow their whistle.
Was Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich telling Neal to foul? That’s one explanation I can believe. I can’t believe that Westbrook just suffered a lapse of judgement and shot it. Even he doesn’t have this bad of shot-selection.
Check out the Russell Westbrook halfcourt shot video with 18 second on the shot clock: